The French Defense Tarrasch Variation has been played by many great chess players.
How to Play the French Defense Tarrasch Variation Against 3…c5
The French Defense Tarrasch variation begins with the moves 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2. (diagram)
This is a flexible setup for White, named after Siegbert Tarrasch.
This variation with 3.Nd2 became popular in the 1970s and 1980s when Anatoly Karpov often played it to great effect, such as in the famous 1974 Candidates final match against Viktor Korchnoi.
In this exclusive iChess Club video, the second of a series on this opening, IM Robert Ris looks at how play continues if Black plays 3…c5 in the French Defense Tarrasch Variation.
If you missed part 1, you can watch it here.
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